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Thoughtful Gifting December 11, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That

This is not a blog post about choosing thoughtful gifts, this is a blog post about how give knitted gifts thoughtfully. I am not talking about you deciding if giving a hat or mittens or a cowl – I am talking about how to give a knitted gift in a way that you and the recipient get the most out of it. I have made different experiences with knitted gifts. As mentioned before, I do…

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Not Epitomizing The Notion November 27, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That

Thank you for your comments on my last post – it feels good to know I am not procrastinating on my own. Fingers crossed that I have at least my gift knitting sorted for this year! After giving it some thought and reading your stories, I have to say that I could not chose one but threw all 10 of your names in a jar, closed my eyes and drew one. There. Patricia King was…

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Here Goes The Queen… November 20, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That

Today I am talking about something I know a lot about. It is something I have to deal with every day, sometimes more and sometimes less. Also, it is a big deal before the upcoming Holiday season. Well, no. I am not talking about knitting – I am talking about Procrastination. Ever met the lady? (Funny, the word procrastination seems feminine to me, it could be a guy also, if you disagree.) I am the…

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The Humble Garter Stitch November 6, 2014 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

IKEA has a sale on rugs. They are 20% off right now. I do not know if you are interested in this information, I am only telling you because I spent most of the day driving to IKEAs – plural, yes, I had to go to two of them since even though the inventory online said my rug was in stock, I had not called to verify this and hence was informed that I really…

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Vermonter Mods October 30, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

After posting the picture of the ‘little’ Vermonter last week I received some requests for the modifications I made. Well, here they are: (Everything I have done differently is written here, otherwise I worked as pattern says!) CO 39 sts. (Rest as pattern says.) Brim: As pattern says. Crown: Rounds 1-3: knit Round 4: purl Rounds 5-7: knit Round 8: purl Rounds 9-11: knit Round 12: p2tog, purl 18, p2tog, p to last 2 sts,…

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My Mind Is Made Up October 16, 2014 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

Hello everyone and thank you for participating in my little poll (which is now closed, I might add)! I do appreciate your versatile comments on the two choices. I have been following the votes and looking for the result all week long, and from the beginning it seemed clear the “The Vermonter” was and is a front runner. There you have it, that is the hat I am knitting. Which does not mean I won’t…

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Your Opinion Is Requested October 9, 2014 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

There are so many patterns out there that the dilemma of which one to knit is frequently upon me. This time around I want to knit a hat and I have narrowed it down to two – either one will look cute on my daughter – but I can for the life of me not decide which one to make. That is why I am going to let you make up my mind. The choices:…

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Let Me Tell You… September 25, 2014 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

My Mother is visiting. She is usually visiting around this time of year to celebrate her granddaughter’s birthday with us – which is a special treat for us as well. My Mom is a knitter, but at home – even now retired – she does not knit that much (she says). When she sets foot into our house, this is totally changed. It is like the knitting needles never leave her hands and she produces…

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Measure Once… September 11, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

Today I do not have much, but what I want to talk about is one of the tools I use often. If I may say so myself, I am pretty good at knowing the size of a knitting needle just by looking at it. Most of the time I am right. Sometimes I am not. Those are the times when you want to use your needle gauge. Don’t worry. This gauge is way less hive…

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